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Leitz Park: Mice away, Macfilos at play

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Last night, following the Jim Clark investigation at Hockenheimring, we drove to the centre of the Odenwald and shacked up in the spa resort of Bad König. After breakfast, it was a short drive to Frankfurt airport where I put my friends on their plane back to London.

All I then had to think about was getting myself to Wetzlar, about 35 miles northeast, arriving at the Leitz Park at 11 am. I was well in advance of the masses, so I took the opportunity to grab some pictures of a deserted Leitz Park. It’s is my first visit to the new complex, and it was a great opportunity on the national holiday of German Unity day to get some file photographs for use in future Macfilos articles.

  The newly opened Arcona Living Ernst Leitz Hotel sits in a dominant position at the Leitz Park roundabout
The newly opened Arcona Living Ernst Leitz Hotel sits in a dominant position at the Leitz Park roundabout

I used the Leica CL with the 23mm Summicron and thought you would like to see the peaceful environment. I shall be here at the new Ernst Leitz hotel until next Monday, enjoying the rich programme of events planned by the society.

I’m looking forward to meeting William and Laura Fagan from Dublin later this afternoon, togegether with Jono Slack from England. Both are regular contributors to Macfilos, and I am sure we are going to have an exciting weekend. I will try to keep you informed on what’s happening — that is if I get a moment to download pictures and write the odd article.

  It was good to see that Dr. Kaufmann had brought his camper van for the weekend
It was good to see that Dr. Kaufmann had brought his camper van for the weekend

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Mike, have a great time! I regret not being there to finally meet you in person, but the Med cruise with my wife for our 40th took priority. I’ll at least be there in spirit. Leaving later tonight and my camera bag has all sorts of interesting gear, including the new CV 50/1.2 Nokton I’ll be testing. Give my best to everyone, especially William and Jono.

  2. Nah that’s not Dr Kaufman’s camper – he looks like a guy with taste, and would probably own a historic split bay t2 with air cooled engine – oh and not a spot of rust on it. He’d drive it with an ancient Leica M film camera hanging round his neck. 😂

    Enjoy yourself no drinking too much altbeer.

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